What we're about

OMG NYC (Origami Meetup Group! New York City) is a group for people to come together and share the beautiful art of Origami, an ancient art of folding various mediums, most commonly paper. Occasionally, other materials folded are fabric, wire mesh, sheet metal, tissue, thin plastic, cardboard, and straws. The word comes from the combination of the Japanese verb oru (to fold) and the noun kami (paper).

We meet at least once a month as a big group, to teach each other new models and share paper, books, and tips; also to organize special folding retreats and paper shopping tours in the city. Our regular schedule is every Third Saturday of the month.

Also we have evening after work meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings called WTF (Weekly Tuesday Folders), TOM (Taro's Origami Meetup) and AWOL (After Work Origami Lovers), respectively. Check out the calendar for more details. These are smaller, more intimate gatherings of origami friends that meet to fold, fold, fold.

Supporting the 34th Street Partnership, we even have a short weekday meetup near Madison Square Garden to give city workers a Tuesday afternoon break. All told, this means folders can meet as much 17 times a month!

And everyone is welcome — so, come fold with us! This group is open to all levels, from beginners interested in starting a new hobby to the advanced folder... So, come join the Fold!!

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TOM (Taro's Origami Meetup)

Taro's Origami Studio

Taro’s Origami Meetup will be held every Wednesday from 6-9pm, and open to folders of all levels and ages. TOM will be a space where folders can come together in Brooklyn and hang out, work on their personal origami projects, and exchange ideas and models. The benefits of TOM: Brooklyn folders rejoice! Taro's Origami Studio is located in the Park Slope, within walking distance of the the B,Q, 2, 3, and N, R trains. The studio has a unique aesthetic designed for folders. It features an open floor plan, three work tables, and bathroom access. Just like other OMG meetups, TOM will offer free kami to participants. Taro’s Origami Studio retail stock of books and paper will also be available for purchase. Folders will have access to the space’s library collection of over 100 origami books to use during meetups. The space has access to a variety of cutting and scoring tools for participants to use. However, the use of some tools may require the participant to sign a liability waiver. Guidelines: Taro’s Origami Studio retail products cannot be used during meetups unless purchased. However, some of our retail collection is a part of our library collection. Child participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must stay with them for the duration of their time at the meetup. Be respectful of the space. Any mess made during participants time during TOM should be cleaned up before they leave. Any library books used during TOM should be put back where they were found when participants are finished using them. Food and drink are permitted, but in adherence to the above guideline, participants should take care to not make a mess. Do not be greedy with the free kami! It is there for everyone. TOM is a safe space for all folders. Any vocal discriminatory or prejudiced views about race, gender, or politics will not be tolerated. Taro’s Origami Studio, like other OMG locations, is private property. If the host believes that you are violating these guidelines, you may be asked to leave.

AWOL - After Work Origami Lovers

Panera Bread

Come AWOL with us! (After Work Origami Lovers) After a long week what could be better than meeting with friends and potential new friends to fold your work week away! Come fold with us at AWOL! It's a lot of fun and more intimate than our once a month big meetings. A great place to learn some new models and also get help on models you're been stuck on. Bring your latest folds and creations for show and tell and your favorite models to teach and learn. This meeting is free and open to all level of folders from beginners to advanced. Bring paper and your books and also there will always be free paper available so you can just show up and fold! Please try to RSVP so others will know you will be there. Hope to see you there! Happy folding!!

WTF (Weekly Tuesday Folders)

Panera Bread

Is it possible to have too much Origami? In the world of OMG never! This is our Weekly Tuesday Folders, aka WTF, meeting now at Panera Bread near Bryant Park, Kinokuniya bookstore and more! (Formerly this year, we met at Argo Tea Cafe near Union Square.) This meeting is free and open to all level of folders from beginners to advanced. Bring paper and your books, and also there will always be free paper available to share so you can just show up and fold! If you have models you would like to learn or teach, let us know and we will try our best to accommodate. It would be great for you to RSVP if you plan on attending — so others will know you will be there. Hope to see you there – Happy folding! NOTE: Reminder emails for WTF will not be sent out because it will always be at the same time and same place and same day of the week and we are trying our best not to send out too many mass emails for the group! So check back here on the website for any changes and updates or cancellations ;)

TOM (Taro's Origami Meetup)

Taro's Origami Studio

Taro’s Origami Meetup will be held every Wednesday from 6-9pm, and open to folders of all levels and ages. TOM will be a space where folders can come together in Brooklyn and hang out, work on their personal origami projects, and exchange ideas and models. The benefits of TOM: Brooklyn folders rejoice! Taro's Origami Studio is located in the Park Slope, within walking distance of the the B,Q, 2, 3, and N, R trains. The studio has a unique aesthetic designed for folders. It features an open floor plan, three work tables, and bathroom access. Just like other OMG meetups, TOM will offer free kami to participants. Taro’s Origami Studio retail stock of books and paper will also be available for purchase. Folders will have access to the space’s library collection of over 100 origami books to use during meetups. The space has access to a variety of cutting and scoring tools for participants to use. However, the use of some tools may require the participant to sign a liability waiver. Guidelines: Taro’s Origami Studio retail products cannot be used during meetups unless purchased. However, some of our retail collection is a part of our library collection. Child participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must stay with them for the duration of their time at the meetup. Be respectful of the space. Any mess made during participants time during TOM should be cleaned up before they leave. Any library books used during TOM should be put back where they were found when participants are finished using them. Food and drink are permitted, but in adherence to the above guideline, participants should take care to not make a mess. Do not be greedy with the free kami! It is there for everyone. TOM is a safe space for all folders. Any vocal discriminatory or prejudiced views about race, gender, or politics will not be tolerated. Taro’s Origami Studio, like other OMG locations, is private property. If the host believes that you are violating these guidelines, you may be asked to leave.

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WTF (Weekly Tuesday Folders)

Panera Bread

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